The magical story comes to life during a one-hour experience at the B&O in Baltimore that includes a 25-minute train ride to the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, "The Polar Express," by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers personally meet families at the North Pole in B&O’s historic Roundhouse, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the experience!